Historic bridge repair mistake to cost £6,000 to fix
- Credit: Ian Burt
Work to correct repairs to a Grade II listed bridge that used the wrong bricks are to cost £6,000.
One of the historic Nuns' Bridges in Thetford was repaired by contractors on behalf of Norfolk County Council last year after being hit by a vehicle but they incorrectly used a mishmash of different coloured bricks on the historic structure.
Now more than a year after the mistake the botched job is to be corrected with the contractors replacing them with bricks suitable for the historic structure and footing the £6,000 bill.
Work to repair the parapet wall on the bridge over the River Little Ouse is due to start on August 27 and last four days.
The bridge, next to the junction of Nuns Bridge Road and Mill Lane, will be closed to traffic during working hours due to its narrow width with a signed diversion route. Pedestrian access across the bridge will be maintained at all times.
You may also want to watch:
The Nuns' Bridges are believed to have taken their name from the nearby nunnery at Thetford Priory and were the site of a ducking stool during the middle ages.
- 1 Former school to become homeless support hub in £1.7m revamp
- 2 Pub safety fears disrupt town museum reopening
- 3 Suffolk adhering to lockdown three restrictions as much as first lockdown, data shows
- 4 Fifteen flood alerts in place amid 'stay indoors' warning
- 5 Tree falls on rail line as winds up to 69mph hit Norfolk
- 6 Wetherspoon pubs reveal reopening plan after 'zero' sales
- 7 Flats could replace disused shop space in town centre
- 8 Police amazed no one hurt after tree falls on Fiat 500
- 9 Ten high intensity exercises to 'start your day right'
- 10 Care home residents get taste of skydiving and rollercoasters